I loved it and I hated it! Last night when I finished it, I put it down and I wanted to scream. I am glad she stayed true to the characters though and...moreI loved it and I hated it! Last night when I finished it, I put it down and I wanted to scream. I am glad she stayed true to the characters though and didn't change them just because she knew we would want a different result.
I loved how it made me think about do many things in my own life. I loved how I found parts of myself in all the characters, parts of me that I like and parts that I don't . As much as the things Scarlet did at times made me mad, it made me think, have I done something like that, or would I do that samething too? I feel like I understand the history of that time period better and it made me think of slaves in a way that I never have before. I loved learning about the culture of the south and all the proprieties. To them, all their little ways of being and code of conduct were just the way it was but to outsiders like us they seamed so ridiculous!
I hated all the stupid things Scarlet did and the things she ignored and left for another day. I kept wishing that she would realize that she didn't love Ashley and just be happy. I guess people like Scarlet can never really be happy, because they always want what they can't have and when they finally get it, it becomes uninteresting to them. And the things that really make them happy they don't realize until its too late.
I love it! I am so glad I finally read it. It was so easy to read and get into that the length wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be. I will for sure be rereading this in the future.(less)
Loved this book! It is tragic and there are some f bombs thrown around, which normaly turn me off from a book, but I still loved this book. It took me...moreLoved this book! It is tragic and there are some f bombs thrown around, which normaly turn me off from a book, but I still loved this book. It took me a while to get into it for some reason, but once I did I read it in one day and then spent the next day going back through it all and re reading most of it. I loved the characters, and how they all connected to each other. It wasn't predictable, but very believable. Definitely worth reading and re reading. It makes you want to be a kid growing up on jellicoe road and being a part of their lives, but at the same time makes you greatfull for your own less tragic more boring/ordinary life. (less)
I really enjoyed reading it! I loved the characters and the small mysteries and connections throughout the book.. An enjoyable light read. Romantic, b...moreI really enjoyed reading it! I loved the characters and the small mysteries and connections throughout the book.. An enjoyable light read. Romantic, but clean. I will have to read more of her books.(less)
I don't know what I think about this book... One thing is for sure it made me think a lot! Part of me loved it and part of me was offended by it. I lo...moreI don't know what I think about this book... One thing is for sure it made me think a lot! Part of me loved it and part of me was offended by it. I loved watching the characters change and refine with each hardship they went through. I loved how Card took me to England and Navaho and let me see them how they once were. I loved the way it made me question my own devotion to God and his gospel, as I asked myself if I could give up what Dinah and the other Saints gave up or do what they were asked to do. And believe it or not I loved how it forced me to think about polygamy and weigh it out in my heart and my mind. It is such a controversial and uncomfortable topic, but this book made me want to study and understand it better. There were several small offensive parts throughout the book, but the thing that bothered me the most was how much liberty Card took in putting words and thoughts and actions into real people, even though it was a fictional book. I loved all the fictional characters but I didn't like any of the real ones. I felt like he painted me a picture of what he thought they were well, but I don't believe that is how they really were. I especially don't like the thoughts and words he put into the Prophet's and Emma's mind and mouth. It was an interesting idea of how they might of been but that's the tricky part of bringing real people into a historical fiction. You can get the time period right and the way they looked and maybe their temperament, but not their words, thoughts, intentions and "sins". So although I did enjoy the book a lot, in order to do so I had to overlook how he interpreted the real people so I could enjoy the rest of it. (less)
Not a page turner but a good reflective book! The journal entries of Rose were insightful and I found myself thinking that they were written for me an...moreNot a page turner but a good reflective book! The journal entries of Rose were insightful and I found myself thinking that they were written for me and they made me evaluate my life and mentally adjust the things that need adjusting. My roses are defiantly running wild right now, and I don't want to look back at this time with regrets only love and happy memories of my cute little crazy kiddos. (less)